CODEPINK is modeling citizen justice (with a splash of pink) by holding the former Bush administration, Obama administration and others accountable for leading us into unjust and illegal military interventions. We know that change will not occur unless citizens stand up for their rights under the law.
The U.S. prison facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba entered its 12th year of operation on Saturday, January 11, 2014. The prison currently holds 155 detainees with 76 approved for transfer. On January 22, 2009, President Obama signed an executive order to close the camp.
Transparency is critical in a democracy and CODEPINK has been a leading voice supporting those speaking truth to power. We attended the trial and verdict of brave whistleblower Chelsea Manning, and set up the CODEPINK Chelsea Manning Support Network to support her during her incarceration. We also protested NSA mass surveillance and supported whistleblower Edward Snowden.